The list of perennials you can grow in your garden is nearly endless. Some favorite plants for such conditions include black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia), coneflower (Echinacea), aster (Aster), blue false indigo (Baptisia), peony (Paeonia), and bearded iris (Iris). Also consider the host of other plants that should be available at your local nursery or garden center, or from mail-order gardening companies that specialize in perennials. In addition to a warm, sunny spot, all of these plants appreciate well-drained soil. Take care to avoid overwatering or fertilizing them; doing so will encourage them to produce tender growth that won't stand up to hot, windy conditions. I also advise that you mulch the soil around your perennials; this will help conserve moisture and keep soil temperatures a bit cooler.